This fun fox stole is made from recycled fabrics, including men's suits.
Here's what you'll need- Recycled fabric assortment
Embroidery thread (optional for nose)
Pencil and paper
Step 1: Sketching & Cutting
Start by sketching the fox's body parts. Tip for face; sketch half of face, fold paper and place over lightbox to trace other half. I used my monitor as a lightbox.
Cut out fabric, two of each parts of each for body, face & tail, eight for the legs.
Step 2: Face Layout
1.Starting on the face details, place whiskers, nose, cheeks or any details you'd like first.
2.Place right sides of face together; tuck in whiskers and pin. Stitch all the way around, leaving an opening to turn it right side out. Turn right side out and add eyes and any other accents at this point.
3.Do the same for all four legs, but it isn't necessarily to close ends here.
Step 3: Tail
1. For the tail, lay the top piece of fabric, right side up, under the foot of your sewing machine, zig zagging yarn back and forth as you stitch over it. When to come to the end of the fabric, with needle down, spin fabric and go in the opposite direction. Continue this process until the entire tail is covered with yarn. Place wrong sides of tail together, tucking in any of the yarn. Again, stitch all the way around, leaving an opening to turn it right side out. Turn right side out. You can stuff if at this point for added warmth. Don't be afraid to ask your cat for help :]
Step 4: Finishing Touches
1.Place legs on the right side of the body fabric where you'd like them to hang, them flip them up towards the center (inside of the body) aligning edges. Pin in place. You will have two legs for front, two for back.
2. Do the same with the tail and pin it tucked inward.
3.Stitch around, again leaving a hole to turn right side out.
4. Attach face by hand sewing.
5. Add snaps; one side to tail, one side to face, and it's ready to wear.
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Sew Warm Contest